University of Dayton Arena
This three-year, multi-phase renovation created a dramatic, state-of-the-art facility that preserves the Flyers tradition and creates one of the best basketball venues in the country.
University of Dayton
Perkins & Will
The University of Dayton embarked on a critically important project, a $72 million renovation of its iconic arena. The arena is a community resource with significant economic impact. In addition to Flyers men’s and women’s basketball games, high school tournaments games, and the NCAA First Four, the arena is used for competitions such as the Winter Guard International World Championships, entertainment events, large-scale educational seminars, and as a staging area for community projects. This transformational project was implemented in three phases and completed in the fall of 2019, just in time for the 50th anniversary season. The renovation dramatically enhances the experience of every person that enters, athletes and fans alike. The result is a dramatic, state-of-the-art facility that preserves the Flyers tradition and creates one of the best basketball venues in the country.
Logistics & Scheduling
Our self-perform capabilities provided Danis with the flexibility to adjust our construction plan to accommodate the Owner’s schedule. While our team had accounted for the basketball schedule into our construction schedule, there were over 50 other events held at the arena. Often, our team was given less than a week to prepare for special events, including new logistics plans and ensuring that utilities were in operation for the areas being used. Our self-perform crews constructed temporary barriers that not only kept the public safe, but were aesthetically pleasing. Due to the significant size of the project and the busy market, Danis was able to supplement subcontractor manpower with our own.
With the magnitude of this project and the unusual timeline, very few construction companies could have performed this and met every deadline. Danis continues to work with us during this last season to finish punch lists and to make sure that all systems are running properly and that we fully understand how to operate our transformed arena. Danis has been a trusted partner on this project and many others across our campus and I would recommend them to anyone.
Senior Associate Athletics Director / Executive Director of The University of Dayton Arena